Port Workers & Security 

 
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IF YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO MOVE YOUR BOAT OR CHANGE MOORING LINES AND YOU BELIEVE IT TO BE DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR SAFETY.



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Print out and use this form if you are asked by someone in a port / marina to move or change something relating to your boat that you feel will endanger either boat, crew, other vessels, property or people. Remember that in many places port workers and security guards have no understanding about boat movements, wind, tide, surge etc... 

The problem does not seem to affect private marinas where qualified staff have experience and knowledge of rope handling.

Tiredness kills, it is often far better to secure your boat in a safe manner, ensuring no impedance to others, then rest; than move your boat under adverse conditions. Always ask for clarification and explanation as to a request if you do not believe it to be in the interest of either yourself, the port or other port users. Above all else, as Skipper it is ultimately your responsibility – do not allow yourself / boat / crew / others to be put into a dangerous situation.




NOTES:


  1. Ask for a signature, name and number if applicable.
  2. If possible obtain a witness and or photographic evidence.
  3. Should you damage your boat (other property / vessels) or a crew member is injured due to an issue listed on the form, forward a copy to your insurance company.
  4. Always be polite but firm and respect local laws.
  5. If in doubt seek official clarification of port rules / workers demands from harbor masters and port officials, ask them to sign the document.


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